Meet Cecilia McIlwain Lacy
From 8 Years of No Dates to Exciting Dating Experiences in Just 2 Months
Before the Boaz challenge that brought her into the Rediscover Your Allure 8-Week Program, Cecilia had not dated in more than eight years.
Cecilia is a traveling nurse.
“I travel a lot, so I am alone quite a bit,” she said.
When the Boaz challenge came across her newsfeed and she chose to participate, it was the ability to self-pace and the connection to other women that most appealed to her.
“I really appreciated the fact that it was interactive,” she said.
She would watch the challenge video featured for the day and set aside time to watch other people’s responses. Although she did not post live videos, she kept track and completed the work for herself. When the five day challenge was over, she signed up for the Rediscover Your Allure 8-Week Program.
Cecilia’s experience in online dating began with about 70 connections she sifted through and while the first connection did not pan out, the second one, with a man she actually knew in high school, resulted in a lovely date.
“He was actually really nice, he drove from Raleigh to Winston-Salem,” she said. “He actually arranged everything and showed up for the first date with flowers and gifts.”
Prior to the program, Cecilia was turned off to the whole dating process due to previous terrible experiences through her own attempts years ago.
She joined the program in March 2021. It’s only been two months. Two months that Cecilia McIlwain Lacy has been in the Rediscover Your Allure program. In that time, she has found the dating experience to be something she did not expect - fun.
Opening up to the possibility of online dating happened during a Prepare to be Pursued virtual weekend retreat (quarterly client only event).
“I would say a big shift happened when we did a weekend retreat,” she said. “One of the things that Nikki talked about before I even got into the program was online dating.” Prior to that event, she wasn't yet comfortable with the idea of dating.
“There was a young lady who told her story,” she said. “I listened to her story and it really resonated because she said, ‘I was a single mom with two kids at home.’” All these things she was saying were all the things I was.”
Cecilia said learning about herself through the Rediscover Your Allure program has been life-changing but has been made even better through her connections with the other women in the program.
“I’m really, really enjoying connecting to other women and I really commend Nikki for following her true calling,” she said. “She deals with a lot of different women, a lot of personalities and a lot of different backgrounds too.
She makes it seem really easy to do what she does."
Cecilia is continuing her self-exploration journey through the Allure Academy 6-Month program and we're excited to see even more incredible results!
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